Global Patent Index - EP 1316793 A1

EP 1316793 A1 2003-06-04 - Process and apparatus for characterization of a collection of cells

Title (en)

Process and apparatus for characterization of a collection of cells

Title (de)

Verfahren und Anlage zur Charakterisierung einer Zellkollektion

Title (fr)

Procédé et appareil pour la détermination d'une collection de cellules

Publication

EP 1316793 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 01128395 A

Priority

EP 01128395 A

Abstract (en)

An apparatus for characterization of a collection of cells comprises an imaging device (2) with a magnifying objective (4) featuring an optical axis (A) and a focal plane (P), the imaging device (2) further comprising an image processing device (6), a light source (8) and a transparent object plate (14) with a substantially even sample face (18) oriented substantially perpendicular to said optical axis (A), the light source (8) producing a substantially collimated light bundle (10) directed along said optical axis (A) and towards the objective (4), the object plate (14) being arranged between the light source (8) and the objective (4). A process for characterization of said collection of cells involves the steps of: a) arranging said collection of cells (20) on the sample face (18) so as to form a substantially planar arrangement (22) of cells that are all adjacent to the sample face (18), b) obtaining a group of images of said cell arrangement (22), the group comprising at least one set of images of a selected section of said cell arrangement; and c) applying to each set of images an image processing procedure to obtain said characterization. <IMAGE>

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

G01N 21/47; C12M 1/34

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

C12M 1/34 (2006.01); G01N 21/64 (2006.01); G02B 21/36 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G01N 21/6458 (2013.01); G01N 21/6428 (2013.01); G02B 21/367 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE TR

EPO simple patent family

EP 1316793 A1 20030604

INPADOC legal status


2004-09-22 [18D] APPLICATION DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20031205

2004-04-01 [REG DE 8566] DESIGNATED COUNTRY DE NOT LONGER VALID

2004-02-25 [AKX] PAYMENT OF DESIGNATION FEES

2003-06-04 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE TR

2003-06-04 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO:

- Countries: AL LT LV MK RO SI